April Wilson Smith & Kenneth Anderson

April Wilson Smith is the director of organizational development for Harm Reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support (HAMS), an international group that supports people in harm reduction approaches to their alcohol consumption. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. She presented her thesis research on the experiences of LGBT people in traditional 12-step rehabs at the National Harm Reduction Conference in 2016.


Kenneth Anderson is the founder and CEO of HAMS. He is the author of How to Change Your Drinking.

Safer Drinking During Desperate Times

We are all doing our best to adjust to the new “normal” in the COVID-19 era, while still trying to…

April 6, 2020

PA Liquor Store Closures Put Heavy Drinkers at Risk: Here’s How to Taper

All Pennsylvania liquor stores were closed at 9 pm on March 17 as part of the state’s coronavirus response—in contrast…

March 23, 2020